Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Back to the pencils



I'm finding a pattern for when inspiration drops off.  Its usually when I've spent a lot of time painting and not enough time drawing.  Drawing has always been my first love and it was what I was schooled in years ago.  Traditional, representational drawing.  And its my fall back or comfort zone when the going gets tough.

So while other ideas brew in my head for more paintings I pulled out some coloured pencils and started a self portrait.  This is a couple of hours worth on Stonehenge or Bainsbridge drawing paper.  I'm not quite sure which - Bainsbridge I believe, as I took it from a sheet lying in the stash that wasn't categorized.  Its about 9 x 12.

So until the muse comes backs with paints in hand, you're stuck with me and my pencils.

7 comments:

lara said...

Always the pencils... always, good work

Lydie said...

As we say at home, it's nice to have more strings to his bow. The important thing is to have fun. I also like drawing so I will cast a curious eye to the evolution of your portrait

Jeanette said...

Pencils are my comfort zone Lara, always.

Very true Lydie. Its also good to switch back and forth in mediums. It keeps the skills up.

Phil Davis said...

Don't mind being stuck with this kind of work Jeanette, look forward to seeing this progress

Jeanette said...

Thanks Phil, more updates soon.

Threadspider said...

That is such a lovely portrait already. I'm happy to stick here too.

tracywall said...

Love your composition here!
And yes, it seems like the more I paint, the more I learn about myself and how I best work as an artist.
We're forever learning!